Virginia Tech Magazine
Alumni Association News -|- Spring 2006

New Alumni Association staff appointments

Jamie Lucero Jamie Lucero, who has been named assistant director of alumni relations for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), provides leadership for the college's alumni programs and the CALS Alumni Organization. Previously, she was a research associate at Revivicor Inc., a biotechnology company, and, most recently, a graduate program administrator for the economics department. A native of Waynesburg, Pa., Lucero received her bachelor's degree in animal science from Central Missouri State and her master's degree from Kansas State.

Seth Tuttle Seth Tuttle (marketing education '95; M.A. counselor education '99) joined the staff as assistant director with primary responsibilities of working with alumni chapters in the Southeast and West and coordinating the association's royalty programs. A Virginia native, Tuttle formerly was a sales representative for Chateau Morrisette Winery. Previously, he was a high school marketing teacher and counselor in Chesapeake, Va., and Wytheville, Va.

Outstanding Recent Alumni Award nominations

The Alumni Association invites nominations for the 2006-07 Outstanding Recent Alumni Awards, which recognize professional achievement and leadership by alumni who have graduated during the past 10 years (1996-2005). Nominations are due by Aug. 15 and should be mailed to Outstanding Recent Alumni Awards, Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Please include the candidates' biographical information and qualifications.

Alumni Board nominations for 2007-10

The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its board of directors for the next three-year term, beginning in 2007. Nominations are due by June 1, 2006, and should be mailed to Alumni Board Nominations, Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Please include each nominee's full name, class year, address, and specific qualifications for service on the board.

Alumni Directory coming this fall

The 2006 edition of the Alumni Directory will be published later this year. The directory--produced every four years--provides a comprehensive update of alumni information and is available exclusively for alumni to purchase in soft or hardback and on CD. Alumni are being contacted by mail, e-mail, and telephone so they can verify listing information and place orders for the directory. Visit for more details.

Summer Around the Drillfield

A long-time favorite event for alumni, friends, and families, Summer Around the Drillfield returns June 22-25 with a focus on a topic that is already affecting our everyday lives: nanotechnology. Experts in this exciting field will lead discussions ranging from the definition of nanotechnology to the potential social, economic, and environmental impacts on our lives.

Alumni Center

Enjoy lodging, meals, and events at the new Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, along with all the fun outdoor activities that make summer in Blacksburg great--hiking, biking, golfing, tubing on the New River, and more!

Look for details soon at and make plans to join us.


Fall alumni events

For complete weekend schedules and registration information, visit or call the Alumni Association at 540/231-6285.

September 2 - Northeastern
Class of '81 Reunion
Corps of Cadets Homecoming
Graduate School Homecoming

September 16 - Duke
Class of '66 Reunion
College of Engineering Homecoming

September 23 - Cincinnati
Class of '71 Reunion
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Homecoming
College of Natural Resources Homecoming

September 30 - Georgia Tech
Class of '76 Reunion
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Homecoming

October 21 - Southern Mississippi
traditional student parade
Class of '56 Reunion
Highty-Tighties Homecoming
Marching Virginians Homecoming

October 26 - Clemson
(Thursday night)
Class of '61 Reunion
Pamplin College of Business Homecoming

November 11 - Kent State
'85, '86, & '87 Joint Class Reunion
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Homecoming
College of Science Homecoming

November 25 - Virginia
'94, '95, & '96 Joint Class Reunion
College of Architecture and Urban Studies Homecoming

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